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going at cnn/sanjay. also join me on twitter. time for a look at your top stories in the cnn newsroom. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> hello. you are in the cnn newsroom. let's get you up to speed on e top stories. first off, two americans kidnapped overseas. now people who grabbed them are demands. it happened in the sinai peninsula. a pastor and a woman traveling with the group along with the egyptian tour guide were abducted. we're told they were stopped by wed wins and that's where they are still being held. a few moments ago we spoke with an egyptian journalist following the developments there. >> i just spoke to the head of security in sinai and he is very positive the situation will be resolved shortly. i also spoke to the kidnappers a couple hours ago and they confirmed that the hostages are saved. unhard. >> we'll have full details on that when we go live to cairo in a few minutes. also in egypt, secretary of state hillary clinton meeting with the country's newly elected president mohammed morsi. egypt is nowhere near settled politically. there is no cabinet, no par
, massachusetts. he was traveling in northern sinai when locals stopped his vehicle. cnn foreign affairs report he joins us live from cairo. thank you for being here. i really appreciate it. i want to talk about these kidnappers and what they're asking for. we know that they're bedouins. but unlike other kidnappings that we've seen and a lot recently, they're not asking for money. >> reporter: no, that's right. usually this is about getting some money. criminal activity. it is a no man's than where there's trafficking, criminal activity, a lot of militants increasingly since the fall of hosni mubarak. this time the kidnappers have a command. they want to get the release of some of the relatives which have been detained in alexander re, a egypt. the tourist area. on drug charges. and so they say that they're not going to release them and they might kidnap other westerners and americans if their demands are not met. >> what is interesting is since the fall of hosni mubarak in egypt, we've seen this increase in kidnappings, especially in this part of egypt which has become somewhat notorious for thin
the world. cnn's stacey valley joins us from new york. how did something like this happen, what is the dns changer? >> yeah, this is a problem several years in the make ppg what happened is a group of hackers created this virus and got away it for about five years. this is a long-running scan tp what it did is redirect internet traffic. so if you were trying to go to, for example, apple's eye tune store, it would reroute to you a faith website. on a lot of web sites they served fake advertisements. the fb i conducted a sting and over two years shut this down. they completely shut it down in november. at the time they caught it, about 4 million computers world ride were infected, including government computers. so it was a nasty one. >> can you figure out if your computer is infected, right? >> yes. the good news is they created a website. go to dns-ok-us. that's a website that fbi and groups it's working with put together. if you go to that website, you will see it go green. if you go to a green site, you are not infected. if you see anything else, though, there are instructions on that pa
>> reporter: jeanne moos, cnn. new york. >> that does it for me. thank you very much for watching. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." the news continues next on cnn. >>> good evening, everybody. i'm poppy harlow in for don lemon. let's get you up to speed on the news of the day. two americans kidnapped overseas. now the people who grabbed them are making demands. here's where it happened in egypt's sinai peninsula. a pastor from massachusetts, a woman traveling with his group and their egyptian tour guide were abducted. they were stopped in northern sinai. we're live from the family's home near boston in a moment. also, secretary of state hillary clinton meeting with egypt's newly elected president and pledging u.s. support for the return of civilian leadership there. muhammad morsi won that seat two weeks ago, but there's still no cabinet or parliament. >>> two weeks before the start of the olympics, the company providing security guards said it's failed to recruit enough staff and could lose as much as $77 million for not covering the contract. the government has to deplo
and their egyptian tour guide. the kidnappers have made some demands. i want to go straight to liam martin, with cnn affiliate wcvd. he joins us live in massachusetts. liam, you've had the opportunity to talk to the family, get a sense of whether they're hopeful. what can you tell us about what they've learned about the pastor's situation? >> reporter: poppy, all they know right now is that he is okay. the egyptian who kidnapped them has said they're going to be okay. he's been feeding them dinners and taking care of them. he essentially wants to exchange them for his uncle who is in prison in egypt right now. we're at the home of the pastor in boston. several of his family members have been here all day. they say to find strength in one another. he's been a pastor of two pentecostal churches here in the boston area for 34 years. tonight, this community is turning its prayers toward him. >> we don't have any more information other than what we hear in the news and what you guys are hearing. we're all in good spirits, because we know that the god we serve is in control of the matter. the only concern
the show from phnom penh. that's going to wrap things unfor us. keep the conversation going at cnn.com/sanjay. also join me on twitter @sanjayguptacnn. time to get a check of your top stories in the cnn "newsroom." >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is cnn sunday morning. >>> florida teams up with homeland security. the state's new tool in their voter purge fight. >>> plus -- >> we want him returned to boston safely. >> two americans kidnapped in egypt, and now we have new details and their names. the family of one hostage tells us what they think happened. >>> and later, a christian, a muslim, and hotel porn. sound like a joke? well, the hospitality industry isn't laughing. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kay. it's 8:00 on the east coast. thanks for starting your morning with us. wee start with a victory for florida governor rick scott. he sue the federal government and now the government has given in. what did he want? access to the department of homeland security's database on immigrants in the u. the reason? he wants to purge illegally registered voters from
fares talked with just one network, just one, and that was cnn. here's ivan watson in doha, qatar. >> reporter: nawaf al fares was syria's man in baghdad for nearly four years that is, until a few days ago when he suddenly announced his defection. >> what prompted you to say i've had it. i don't want to work with this government anymore. >> translator: i served sirtian regime for 34 years, but after what happened in the holy revolution, all of the killing, the massacres and the refugees, i don't see how anyone can remain silent so i decided to end my relationship with this regime. >> fares has long been one of the trusted lieutenants, an insider who knows how the syrian government works. >> reporter: who is making the decisions in damascus right now? >> translator: the regime in syria is a totalitarian regime and a dictatorship. there is only one person who gives the orders. that person is the president. >> reporter: in his first interview with the u.s. news organization since his defection fares rejected syrian government claims that the syrian rebels are al qaeda terrorists. ins
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is preparing to sit down for a one-on-one interview right here on cnn. we're going to ask him to tell us exactly when he left bain capital, why he won't release more of his tax returns. his interview with our own jim acosta coming up here in "the situation room." also, president obama barnstorms across a battleground state he desperately needs to hold. >>> and the chilling video diary recorded by a man plotting to kill his own family. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> as we await jim acosta's interview with mitt romney, there are important new developments in a search for a running mate. we're seeing reports that there is now a short list of possibilities and the biggest name on that so-called short list is the former secretary of state, condoleezza rice. let's bring in dana bash. she's working the story for us. the name has been floated out there for a while. but all of a sudden it's getting a bit more imptous. >> interesting you used the term floated. there's no question this is a trial balloon and a clever way for the romney campaign to change the sject from a whol
right now. when it comes to battleground voters, the numbers aren't so close. the brand new cnn orc polls are just in. we're breaking them down for you. standby. >>> also millions still without power, baking in record heat in washington, d.c., in the mid-atlantic, days after being clobbered by a deadly monster storm. is there any relief in sight? >>> and an american grad student fights for his life after being violently mauled by two chimps in south africa. ahead, the horrifying details of the attack. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." these numbers just coming in. let's go to the battle for the white house. a brand new cnn o.r.c. poll is just being released right now. take a look at just how tight the race is. among registered voters nationally, nationally. 49% say they are for president obama versus 46% for mitt romney. that's with a 2.5% samplining err error. despite the landmark ruling, there's been no change in the number for either candidate since the last poll that came out in may. look at this, when it comes to voters in the so-called battleground states, abou
. much appreciated. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> top of the hour, you're in the cnn news room. in afghanistan today, six nato troops were killed in a roadside bombing and we just learned all those troops were americans. it happened in the eastern part of afghanistan. a total of eight nato troops died yesterday and today in three separate incidents. attacks come as secretary of state hillary clinton meets with diplomats in toke ko and they're discussing afghanistan's future and the shape of the international force going forward. also in afghanistan, a woman was shot to death. executed in public. someone r recorded this public killing of a woman. t she's wearing a burka and we won't show you the moment of her death, but a man with an automatic rifle shoots her at least nine times while men gather around and cheer. afghan officials believe the woman was part of a love triangle involving two taliban commanders who accused her of adultery. u.s. officials have called it a cold-blooded murder. kofi annan is back in syria to sign on to a new peace plan even as a special envoy tou
exclusively to cnn from his secure location in qatar. much more including what he says about syria protecting al qaeda. that's straight ahead in a few minutes. >>> the syrian capital witnessed the most intense fighting yet today. according to activists. the opposition says 57 people were killed today alone in damascus. activists have a message for president obama. they say the time for action from the international community is now. regardless of how it might impact the election in november. >> with regard to america specifically, we would like to say to president obama that waiting for election day the make the right decision on syria is unacceptable for syrians. we cannot understand that a superpower ignoring the killing of tens of thousands of syrian civilians because of an election campaign. >>> also an american pastor kidnapped in egypt apparently had no idea that where he was traveling was a dangerous area. the pastor was abducted along with a parishioner and tour guard. his son talked with cnn's randi kaye about the ordeal and how it's taking a toll on the entire family, especially the
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. >> reporter: some gop sources tell cnn they can't imagine romney would want to reopen wounds from the bush years. last but hardly least, rice's stance on abortion. she calls herself "mildly pro-choice". >> i worry about the government being involved in, but i'm like most americans. i think abortion is a terrible thing. >> reporter: one anti-abortion group already e-mailed around this clip of romney last year saying the running mates he would consider would be anti-abortion. >> i would expect they would all be pro-life and pro-traditional marriage. >> reporter: several prominent conservative leaders tell cnn rice's abortion stance disqualifies her because there's so much distrust of romney on the issue. >> he needs to have a running mate who is without question pro-life. but rather who has a portfolio of leading out on that issue and being a voice for the unborn. >> now, it's important to note that rice herself has had multiple times including to our own piers morgan that she doesn't want the job. and her statements appear to be more airtight and a bit more genuine that others who have said
is the president. >> fares talked to cnn from his secure location in qatar. >>> the syrian capital damascus has witnessed the most intense fighting yet today according to activists. the opposition said 57 people have been killed across the country. activists also have a message for president obama. they say the time for action is now regardless of how it might impact the election. >> translator: with regard to america specifically, we would like to say to president obama that waiting for election to make a move on syria is unacceptable for syrians. it ignores the tens of thousands of syrian civilians. because of an election campaign. >> and an american pastor kidnapped in egypt apparently had no idea that where he was traveling was a very dangerous area. pastor michelle louis was abducted with a parishioner and tour guide. his son talked to randi kaye about their ordeal and how it's taken a toll on all of them especially the pastor's wife. >> it's all undecided, and i just -- she even right now seems like a dream to her. a nightmare. >>> another chapter in the global rate fixing scandal. accord
, the numbers aren't so close. let's go straight to cnn's joe johns. he's breaking the numbers for us. he's in des moines, iowa, right now. tell our viewers what we're seeing, joe. >> reporter: wolf, there's certainly a lot more to this than meets the eye. the main takeaway is mitt romney is running ahead of the president in some of the states that matter most. conservatives are still shaking their heads. >> it was really a shock. >> i'm dispinted at their position. they came to a position. >> how could one of their own on the supreme court side with liberals onto uphold the institutionalty of the democrat's health care plan. in many ways it was still a conservative decision. >> this was a conservative judicial philosophy that says the role of the courts is to be the last resort, not the first resort. we only strike something down when it's a big piece of regulation if we absolutely have to. that's still quite conservative. >> and this type of thinking shouldn't be a surprise. >> wrong piece there running, obviously. the takeaway on our poll is even though the president maintains a slight
"the next list. the. >>> for more on this episode and other agents of change, please go to cnn dot kom .com the/the . thanks for joining us. i'm dr. sanjay gupta. we'll see you back here next sunday. >>> hello, everyone. you're in the "cnn newsroom." i'm fredricka whitfield. >>> we start in syria with surprising new revelations. a former top official says the country provided shelter an built safe havens for al qaeda for years. this is the most senior syrian diplomat to defect and publicly support the country's uprising. former syrian ambassador to iraq defected last week. he sat down with our ivan watson for his first television interview with the u.s. network. he says the country is "a totalitarian regime and a dictatorship. and all orders come from president assad." >> translator: in 2003 after the american invasion of iraq a toppling of the syrian regime, they had an agreement with al qaeda so keep the road open to iraq so militants started coming from all over the world to syria under the eyes of the syrian secret police who are directly responsible for the killing of thousand
, that is cnn. our ivan watson spoke with him about the dictatorship in syria and why he decided to leave. >> who is making the decisions in damascus right now? who is directing the syrian government policy at facing this uprising? >> the regime in syria is a totalitarian regime and a dictatorship. there is only one person who gives the orders. one person who is the president. the rest of the regime personnel are people who only obey. >> reporter: you have been a senior member within the syrian government, a governor. the first ambassador to iraq from syria in more than 20 years. what prompted you to say i have had it, i don't want to work with this government anymore? >> i served the syrian regime for 34 years. i was among those at the top of the syrian regime but what happened in the last year during the holy revolution, all the killing, the massacres and the declaration of war by bashar al assad against the syrian people stopped any kind of hope towards real change which had been promised by bashar al assad. of course, the regime will try and destroy my reputation. this is a well-known
opposition wants kofi annan removed saying he has failed to broker a peace plan. a u.s. official tells cnn syria is believed to be moving some of its chemical weapons. why? it is unclear, the answer that is, but the question is causing significant concerns here in the u.s. and abroad. here is barbara starr. >> a new worry about how far al-assad will go to keep his grip on power. the u.s. now believes the syrian regime has moved some of its chemical weapons in recent days. as the fighting continues, u.s. officials will only say the weapons are still under the control of assad forces but a former cia director says make no mistake, the u.s. is urgently trying to gather all the intelligence it can. >> i would see that ratcheting up. you just want to know, look, at the end of the day if something untoward is happening, you want to have as much time as possible to assess what it is and be able to develop a response. >> the pentagon won't comment on the story first reported by the wall street journal but said any use of chemical weapons by syria would be a red line for the international community
intervention. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. >> now video from northeast india has has gone viral. i must warn you the images you're about to see are disturbing. a young girl attacked and molested by a group of men outside a par. police have arrested four of the 14 suspects. they are charged with molestation, unlawful restraint, vulgar behavior and causing harm. official records show there has been an increase in crimes against women in particular in india. now to northern afghanistan where at least 17 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack at a wedding. 40 others injured. it seems the target of the attack was a prominent member of the afghan parliament. he was killed as he welcomed guests to his daughter's wedding. no one has claimed responsibility so far. the taliban is suspected. >>> back here at home turning to politics, president obama's campaign has released a new ad today featuring mitt romney singing america the beautiful. obama's campaign charges in the ad that romney either shipped jobs, outsourced, or forward portions of his portfolio to other countries and it comes as the
a developing story. details continue to come into cnn. but here's what we can tell you right now. two americans have been kidnapped along with their tour guide in the sinai peninsula region. the third such kidnapping in that region this year. the region is popular among tourists. cnn foreign affairs reporter is on the ground in cairo and joins me now. elise, tell us what is different about this kidnapping when compared to the other ones? >> reporter: well, randi, what's different is usually these kidnappings are about criminal activity, trying to make a little money, so they kidnap americans and usually there's a steep ransom paid and then released after a short period of time. this time the kidnappers have some demands. they're trying to get some relatives detained in alexandra, egypt, on some drug charges. so they're trying to trade these hostages, if you will, for the relatives. egyptian authorities say they're working on it. u.s. embassy is kind of leaving it up to the egyptian authorities. obviously want to get those americans home safely. >> there are very specific demands that they're ma
think. my handle # christineromans. have a great weekend. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "cnn saturday morning." shopping with your credit card today? soon you might have to pay more per swipe. the $7 billion credit card company settlement is being called a victory for retailers, but it could be a loss for you. plus, a wave of homicides hit u.s. cities, chicago compared to afghanistan. a spade of shootings rattle new york. all morning we'll put murder in america in focus. >>> and later, an incredible story of survival, a month in the desert, no food, no supplies. how one man was rescued just hours from death. >>> good morning everybody. i'm randi kaye. we start this hour with a historic credit card settlement that could have you paying more out of your pocket. if you're just joining us, here's the deal. visa, mastercard and some of the country's biggest banks have agreed to a massive settlement with retailers that totals a whopping $7.25 billion. the lawsuit centers around credit card swipe fees. merchants allege credit card companies were fixing the price on tho
. >> well, first of all we've complied with the law. >> what mitt romney made clear to cnn last friday is he will only make public his tax return. >> those are the two years that people are going to have. >> -- did not sit well with conservatives on the sunday show. >> he should release the tax returns tomorrow. it's crazy. take the hit for a day or two. >> the costs of not releasing the returns are clear. therefore he wants to calculate there are higher costs. >> standing firm, romney told fox there's some precedent on his side. >> john mccain ran for president and released two years of tax returns. john kerry ran for president. his wife who has hundreds of millions of dollars never released her tax returns. somehow this wasn't an issue. >> but the republican complaints are music to the ears for the obama campaign, which fired off this tv ad, featuring romney singing "america the beautiful" to some of his foreign investments. >> the romney campaign cued up the own music video. the president belting out a love song to companies that got energy loans in exchange for campaign contributions. ro
-down interviews including ones with cnn's wolf blitzer and piers morgan. still the obama campaign slammed romney as not ready for primetime while the trip got a more sympathetic response from the white house. >> these are high stakes enterprises that pulling them off is a lot harder than it looks. that they can be very tense especially if they're not going well. >> reporter: signaling that it's turning the page the romney campaign unveiled a new smartphone app adesigned to announce the pick in a few weeks. >> i know what it's like to hire people and wonder whether you're going to make ends meet down the road. >> reporter: romney never openly criticized the president during this overseas trip, but all of that will change later this week when romney heads to the battleground state of colorado, joe. >> jim, i think the question at this stage is whether we've seen an apology from the aide who had that sort of misuse of words there, if you will. >> reporter: joe, there was no official apology from the campaign, but that aide did call a couple of reporters, he did apologize over the phone and the apol
that. cnn's randi kaye asked the pastor's son what he knows about the ongoing negotiations. >> we know just about as much as we know in the news and in terms of they're doing a lot of negotiating. they're trying the best that they can and we're waiting. >> how concerned are you about your father's health? >> we are concerned, but we're christians and we believe in god, we're in good faith, we're resolved in our faith, we know that god is going to see him out of this situation. but at the same time, too, we're human and we just want to see our father get home. we want to see the sister member get home also and we also want to see the tour guide, too, because i'm sure a lot of people are not speaking about him, too, but we want to see everybody come home safely. he is diabetic so that's the only concern we might have. we have not spoken to him -- i especially have not spoken to him since i dropped him off at the airport on tuesday. so we would just like the release and hopefully he's being treated very well where he is. >> they say their father had no y idea the sinai region posed a risk
before he made it to the hospital. authorities later caught and killed that alligator. >>> from the cnn center, this is "cnn saturday morning." it is saturday july 14th. i'm randi kaye. egyptian security steps up its effort to find and free a kidnapped american couple and their tour guide. >>> a staggering number of murders on the streets of chicago. 259 so far this year. we'll track how illegal weapons get into the hands of killers. and the anticipation builds for london 2012. gold medallist dominique dawes and jacqui joie ner courier si joins me. >>> we begin with the search for two american tourists and their guides. they were kidnapped in the sinai peninsu peninsula. it's the third time american tourists have been kidnapped in that area this year. elise labott has been following the developments for us from jordan. she joins us by phone. elise, what is different would you say about this kidnapping compared to the others that we've reported on before? >> reporter: well, randi, in the past a lot of these kidnappings were about money. a lot of them were trying to make a little extra mo
of the health care debate keep it on cnn. monitor cnn.com throughout the day. >> i'll get ali off the ledge and switch gears. >>> banned for life. this does not bode well for lance armstrong. three of lance armstrong's closest cycling advisers, two doctors and a trainer have received what's really considered to be the death penalty in sports from the u.s. anti-doping agency. they were all associated with lance armstrong's former u.s. postal service cycling team. the agency says they were trafficking in performance enhancing drugs during all or part of lance armstrong's seven tour de france victories. armstrong himself is not part of that. but he is fighting charges as well that he used banned drugs. he filed a lawsuit. it was dismissed. he went ahead and refiled that lawsuit in a flash, really. all within a matter of days. a lawsuit against the anti-doping agency to try to help keep their case from going forward. stay tuned to this space. it may be dismissed again. it may go forward. >> there's been anti-doping agency news almost every day. one might start to wonder whether they are on a pe
you here with us. i'm ashleigh banfield. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. >>> this is cnn breaking news. >> we begin this morning with breaking news. we have learned that president obama is holding a big event at the white house rose garden later today to resurrect the battle over the bush tax cuts. he will be surrounded by working class americans while he calls on congress to extend tax cuts for everyone, making $250,000 a year or less. republicans want the tax cuts extended for everyone, the wealthy included. the white house will be very busy framing the tax cut debate this week with events planned in new hampshire, nevada, colorado and florida. republicans as i mentioned want the tax cuts extended for all americans, even the wealthiest. at 7:00 eastern on "starting point" we'll talk about that position with tennessee republican congresswoman marsha blackburn. >> we have been warning you and now the time has come. hundreds of thousands of people are going to wake up this morning and computers will be dark. no web service. as of 12:01 this morning, the fbi, yes, it was the fbi who was
in syria have been moved. but the official that spoke to cnn said they're not sure if it was moved in order to protect the chemical weapons because of the fighting that's going on in syria to make sure nothing happens to it, or more ominously, was it moved in order to try to use it against some of the population of syria? there's been a great concern from the u.s. and other international powers about syria's weapons stockpile. the u.s. has said for a while now they've had their eye on syrian weapons stockpiles there trying to make sure nothing happens. and because of these new reports, a lot more concern about what exactly is going to be done with these weapons that they believe have been moved, randi. >> and still no indication that this conflict is going to end any time soon. mohamed jamjoom, thank you. >>> to afghanistan where 17 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack at a wedding. 45 others have been injured. it seems the target of the attack was a prominent member of the afghan parliament. he was killed as he welcomed guests to his daughter's wedding. no one has claimed responsibi
shouldn't be on the voter rolls. now, governor rick scott said this morning on cnn that this was, in fact, an important step. >> i don't know anybody, any supervisor of election or anybody in the state thinks nonu.s. citizens ought to be voting our races. it's good for all of the citizens. >> reporter: officials will have to be trained on exactly how to use that database, how to go through that database. once that happens they'll begin the process of sending names of questionable people to supervisors of elections in the various counties. now, democrats are saying already that, look, it seems very suspicious that governors in republican states all of a sudden have gotten together and are trying to go through and purge voter records. >> what i fine disingenuous is the fact that all of these republican governors from all over the country who live thousands of miles apart seem to have come up with a situation where they've come up with the same idea of a voter purge at the same time and with the very same methodology. i'm skeptical. there's very few coincidences in life. and there are none i
malveaux. this hour in the "cnn newsroom," preview president obama's speech. he's expected to speak in ohio an ahour. plus people in florida call it a loss but the governor calls it a win. that's the latest in the voter registration rules. want too get down to to here. jobs, taxes, hot topic in the presidential race. that's what president obama is going to talk about in the next hour. the president's holding a town hall meeting in cincinnati. he's going to tell the crowd that mitt romney's corporate tax policies would create jobs in other countries. this is the president's eighth trip to ohio this year. recent polling there shows him leading romney, 47% to 38%. ohio, of course, a crucial state in november election. want to bring in dan lothian. more on what we can expect from the president as well as jim acosta, he's got latest reaction from the romney camp. dan, first to you. we know the president, he's going to talk about corporate taxes, specifically focusing on romney support for eliminating taxes on the foreign income of american companies. what's the message here? >> reporter: well, t
more info, an expanded look at our top stories is sitting right there for you on cnn.com/earlystart. i hope you don't have the virus that kicked you off the internet. >>> call your friends, because they might not be watching. they may be struggling on the internet to get the news. these banks, they were accused of rigging interest rates overseas. by the way, they're interest rates that affect you, just so you know. this scandal could affect how much you're paying for loans or mortgages in the united states. we'll tell you how, after this break. the real things. nature valley trail mix bars are made with real ingredients you can see. like whole roasted nuts, chewy granola, and real fruit. nature valley trail mix bars. 100% natural. 100% delicious. >>> 24 minutes past 5:00 on the east coast. we're minding your business and the u.s. stock futures are trading lower this morning and for good reason. the whole friday jobs report is nasty. it's a bit of a domino effect. we're still reeling from the effects of the lower number than a lot of people were hoping for. >> reaction was strong. keep
? >>> and vacation or die or both? on cnn saturday night. >>> you know this well, the great recession hit wall street and now main street and now landing at the steps of city hall, public safety, your safety, my safety may take the hit. so are the nation's financial problems especially cuts in fire and police protection, is it making all of us less safe? a good place to look for answers is in scranton, pennsylvania when police and firefighters recently saw their salaries, get this, cut to minimum wage. earlier i spoke to a scranton firefighter who described what he and his colleagues are going through. >> i'm a very proud parent, i'm proud to be a firefighter, but also, you know, i'm more proud to be a parent and to be able to provide for my family. and i'm very concerned that if this maintains, i won't be able to do that. it's very stressful right now. you know, with that being said, i'm very fortunate, you know, to have a job in this economy. but i need to pay the bills. >> you know that was bob who we talked to earlier tonight, and now we're joined by ron who is a police officer in scranton and th
with cnn from his secure location in qatar. syria's opposition is calling on president barack obama to intervene in their fight, whether it hurts his re-election prospects or not. activists say he cannot wait for election day to prevent the violence. this plea comes on a day when the capital, damascus, saw its heaviest fighting yet. 50 people were killed in syria today according to activists. >>> hillary clinton's trip to egypt did not end well. the secretary of state's motorcade was pelted with tomatoes and shoes. the mob also chanted "monica" at the secretary of state. some protesters accuse the u.s. of taking sides in the egyptian presidential election. clinton met with the newly elected president and encouraged him to keep pursuing reforms in the country. those are the headlines this hour. cnn, the most trusted name in news. >>> for far too many americans, the street is their home. a life bad enough for anyone but unforgivable when the struggling men and women have already risked their lives for their country. there are more than 8,000 homeless veterans living in los angeles alo
in israel let's bring in cnn's sara sidner. she's live. sara, how were romney's remarks received? >> reporter: depends on who you talk to. you heard there mitt romney talking to our wolf blitzer and talking about jerusalem being the capital of israel, which israel has long said, but, of course, the palestinians really angered by his comments. the palestinians believe that east jerusalem should be their capital in a two-state solution. israel claimed jerusalem as theirs in the 1967 war and it's been a bone of contention between the two ever since. and so there's one group that is quite happy with what mitt romney said. the israelis, you could hear them clapping there. the prime minister benjamin netanyahu actually made a statement after mitt romney's speech thanking him for his stance on iran, for backing israel, and for calling jerusalem israel's capital. so you can see that israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu very happy with his old friend mitt romney. you know they have a long relationship. they've known each other since the '70s when they worked at a consulting firm toge
little girl. look what she's achieved. >> pretty amazing story, right? for more, check out my blog at cnn.com/randi. and you can see that story and many others. >>> going airborne in a lawn chair. all it took was a few hundred balloons. what could possibly go wrong? plenty. we'll tell you about. [ mrs. hutchison ] friday night has always been all fun and games here at the hutchison household. but one dark stormy evening... there were two things i could tell: she needed a good meal and a good family. so we gave her what our other cats love, purina cat chow complete. it's the best because it has something for all of our cats! and after a couple of weeks she was healthy, happy, and definitely part of the family. we're so lucky that lucy picked us. [ female announcer ] purina cat chow complete. always there for you. >>> welcome back. thanks for starting your morning with us. i'm randi kaye. it is just about half past the hour, getting close there. >>> we turn to syria, a place where the diplomats keep talking but the body count keeps rising. the head of a prominent opposition group is demandi
. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "early start weekend." >> we want him returned to boston safely. >> two american hostage held in egypt. now we know their names. the family of michelle lewis joins me live to tell me what they think happened. >>> plus, disgraced, deceased, but still making millions. why joe paterno's family still benefits from a lucrative contract. later -- >>> after i cook, i'll put my dishes in the tub. >> would you pay $2,000 a month for 300 square feet? that's what new york city is hoping. we'll explain. >>> it is sunday, july 15. good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. glad you're with us. we start this morning in egypt and the developments in the kidnapping of two americans. one is reverend michelle lewis, the reverend of the free pentecostal church of god in dorchester. his family says he was on a missionary trip when his tour bus was stopped in the sinai peninsula. his family as well as a member of his congregation spoke about the incident and their wishes for his safe return. >> we don't hear any more information than what we hear in the
by 2013. others haven't responded to the letter. susan candiotti, cnn, new york. >>> false, dishonest. mitt romney stopping just short of calling president barack obama a liar. the republican is spending his day fund raising in the south. he is fighting mad after the president refused to apologize for attacks on his former company, bain capital. mr. obama's deputy campaign manger says he committed a felony. >> i think when people accuse you of a crime, you have every reason to go after them pretty hard. i'm going to continue going after him. one after the other of their attacks have been shown to be dishonest and false. a campaign based on falsehood and dishonesty does not have long legs. >> i want to bring in our national political economist. we have seen this getting pretty ugly. does this resonate with voters when they hear the back and forth? >> i don't know. i talked to a few voters out there on the campaign trail. every one of them will tell you they hate this stuff. then every expert will say this works. there's a reason why the campaigns are going back and forth and there's a
, but decided to handle the issues internally. here's what else we are working on for cnn saturday night. a cnn exclusive. he had it all. basketball, money and fame. >> good luck to you. >> he lost it all. jason williams on his rise, his fall, and why he said prison saved his life. >> we can't be her. she is my best student. >> turning a mind eye to mean girl who is turn into meaner women. >> tom cruise katie holmes and the end of tomcat. why some say scientology is to blame for the break up. first we will be direct here. he wants us to be. from first round draft pick to locked up felon. by all accounts, jason williams was a star at the young age of 22. a first round draft pick and few could rival the forward when he was under the net. few people could. it seemed his career had no ceiling. he was only continuing to rocket to even higher heights until 1999. in a game against the atlanta hawks he collided with a teammate and broke his leg. in one moment, his entire career on the court was over. his plummet hit depths unknown and on valentine's day in 2002. he was showing off a shotgun in his new
president obama deliver? go to cnn.com/caffertyfile. post a comment on my blog. or go to our post on "the situation room" facebook page. wolf. >>> jack, thank you. the men behind one of the most memorable slogans in u.s. political history, they are here in "the situation room" today. they've just changed "it's the economy stupid" to something new. standby for that. >>> and later, why an egyptian couple, get this, they packed their baby in the luggage literally. >>> and right now congress is asking questions about an alleged cover-up. we're getting exclusive look at the filthy horrifying conditions inside a hospital supported by millions, millions of your tax dollars. [ manager 1 ] out here in the winds, i have to know the weather patterns. i upgraded to the new sprint direct connect. so i can get three times the coverage. [ chirp ] [ manager 2 ] it's like working in a giant sandbox with all these huge toys. and with the fastest push-to-talk... i can keep track of them all. [ chirp ] [ chirp ] [ male announcer ] upgrade to the new "done." with access to the fastest push-to-talk and three t
joke of her on facebook saw cnn and called her to apologize. she happy. thank you for watching and my good friend, don lemon, back here next weekend. >>> kidnapped, the attempt to recovery two americans kidnapped in egypt. >>> and gone without a trace, two girls last seen riding their bikes near a lake. >>> tires punctures after someone threw tacks on the road. >>> good morning and welcome to "early saturdtart." >> you know, you come back from vacation, you have a new anchor. >> thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm zoraida sambo will i n. up first, authorities in egypt trying to negotiate the release of two kidnapped victims. one of the victims is diabetic. and his family is not here he has his medication with him. mohammed sami joins us on the phone in sinai, egypt, right now. where do the negotiations stand right now with the kidnapper? >> they are trying to negotiate with the hostages. the kidnapper insists that his uncle be released from prison and he's saying his uncle is not guilty. but the authorities are keen on making sure that they do not switch their arms. so this is a comp
malveaux. this hour in the "cnn newsroom" we're focusing on the -- obesity drug, and the worst drought in america since the 1950s. want to get right to it. president obama, mitt romney raising money and rallying their supporters this hour. romney holding a campaign rally in irwin, pennsylvania. that's about 20 minutes from now. he also attends a private fund-raiser in pittsburgh. president, he's going to be speaking at a fund-raiser in san antonio. we expect to hear from him any minute. we're going to take you there live when he starts his remarks. we're going to have live coverage from the romney rally. that is also happening later this hour. >>> relatives of two missing girls in iowa say they are now bracing for the worst but hoping, hoping for the best. 8-year-old elizabeth collins and 10-year-old lera cook were seen friday riding their bikes near a lake. the girls' aunt appeared on hln along with the mom and she says the family is frustrated and confused. >> it's very baffling to understand how someone got off with a 10-year-old and an 8-year-old at the same time because it's as th
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